EJ's BBQ Slow Cooker Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwich

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #40794

May 29, 2023

Categories: Sandwiches

"A spicy pulled pork sandwich that cooks itself in the crock pot! You will need to actively cook to put this together at the end, but the slow cooker does most of the work. This was one of the most popular sandwiches at EJ's BBQ & Take-Out in the Nebraska Panhandle, though they used smoked pulled pork instead of slow cooker pulled pork. Use your favorite bottled BBQ sauce with this sandwich."

Original is 6-8 servings
  • For the Pulled Pork:
  • For Assembly:


  • Serving Size: 1 (708.2 g)
  • Calories 1179
  • Total Fat - 66 g
  • Saturated Fat - 23.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 370.4 mg
  • Sodium - 3059.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.6 g
  • Sugars - 24.8 g
  • Protein - 103.7 g
  • Calcium - 134.9 mg
  • Iron - 7.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 122.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 2.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place the pork butt or pork shoulder in a crockpot. Add the thinly sliced onion and minced garlic on top.

Step 2

In a bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, 1 cup BBQ sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Pour the mixture over the pork in the crockpot, ensuring the meat is well-coated.

Step 3

Cover the crockpot and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours or on high heat for 5-6 hours, until the pork is tender and easily falls apart.

Step 4

Once cooked, remove the pork from the crockpot and transfer it to a cutting board. Shred the meat using two forks, discarding any excess fat.

Step 5

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the canned whole green peppers to the skillet and cook for a few minutes on each side until they are heated through.

Step 6

Place a slice of pepper jack cheese on top of each whole green pepper in the skillet and let it melt.

Step 7

To assemble the pulled pork sandwiches, spread a generous amount of the BBQ sauce on the bottom half of each hamburger bun.

Step 8

Place a portion of the pulled pork on top of the BBQ sauce.

Step 9

Take a green pepper with melted cheese from the skillet and place it on top of the pulled pork.

Step 10

Add shredded lettuce and sliced jarred jalapenos on top of the green pepper.

Step 11

Drizzle with additional BBQ sauce.

Step 12

Cover the sandwich with the top half of the bun.


No special items needed.

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